Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10.30AM to 4.30PM & Bank Holidays

English Paper Piecing Workshop

English Paper Piecing is a popular quilting technique similar to Foundation Piecing that became popular in the 18th and 19th Centuries.  Join Frances Law for a workshop in how to master this simple but effective quilting method and create a beautiful unique table mat for your home. Price includes refreshments and materials.

Part of Jane Austen Regency Week


10 available
English Paper Piecing£25.00Friday 22nd June 10am-1pm £25

Gilbert Whites House

Gilbert White was aged 7 or 8 when the White family moved from the Vicarage on Selborne’s Plestor, to this house, called ‘The Wakes’ (named after the Wake family who had lived here previously). At that time the property would have been no more than a ‘two up, two down’  but over the subsequent years lots of extensions and additions have been made, creating the long sizeable house you see today.

The rooms have been restored following descriptions in White’s own correspondence and include a chair he used at Oriel College, Oxford (loaned from the College), items of contemporary furniture, family portraits and bed hangings embroidered for him by his aunts.

On display is the original manuscript of his book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, which was purchased with generous help from English Heritage and others.

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